There’s been plenty of air/sea attack style games over the years where you usually take control of a boat or an air craft and basically have to bomb the submarines to merry hell or be blown out of the sky yourself, and this one is little exception.
Yes, for all you GET LAMP lovers out there, there is yet another graphical text adventure converted from the C64 to the humble C16 with a (required) 64K expansion. This particular one is called Temple Of Terror from US Gold/Adventuresoft. This isn’t just any old release though. It’s the ultimate version which makes an originally poorly implemented uncompletable game actually pretty good and very completable.
You see, the original C64 release was choc full of spelling, grammatical and programming errors which recieved a terrible review in Zzap64 magazine way back in the day. It also had plenty of graphical glitches too, as well as some other parser errors. Basically it was incompletable including on the ZX Spectrum.
But Csabo has now fixed them all for a C16+64K release (or plus4 for the impure). As well as this now being the only completable version, he has also in his wisdom included a slightly more sensible solution with additional new graphics from Chronos.
This has also been extra playtested by myself, so you have it on that extra good authority that this is now most definitely the definitive release.
Today I’ve had a very productive telephone call with Jurek discussing the shop. We are going to be offering the 64k external memory upgrade and other new items shortly. Next week we will update new pictures of the items.
We’ve had to increase our prices by £2.00 per item due to increasing postal charges. All our prices do still include shipping.
Were organising a retro meet up on Saturday 12th July. Were situated near the centre of Derby and have great facilities for a retro event. There are two more large rooms that can accommodate more systems too. Currently we’ve got one room set up with the following machines all working to play on:
Commodore Plus 4
Spectrum 48 & +2
Large projector screen with DOSBOX
Have a look at this StiGGy’s blog for a review of our last meet up:
The day will start from 09:00 and finish when we’ve all had enough. Local sandwich shops/chippies. Coffee machine on site.
All are welcome, but we do ask that you announce your intentions to come so we can keep a track of numbers.
So much so that he decided that two popular games in particular were just too good an opportunity to miss, and so in all his wisdom has decided to convert them onto the good old unexpanded Commodore 16.
Where do I start, ten years ago I was running a website called tq-gaming which was a multi format site. But my passion wasn’t with many old systems but with my first computer the Commodore 16. I managed to acquire the commodore16.com domain and the rest became history. The site has seen many faces over the years, always looking for improvement and accessibility for all the readers. In 2006 my co-webmaster joined the team, Sixteenplus. Who brought his passion for the system into the site. The site would not be the same without all of our members, some who are regular posters and others come back every so often.
We remain a simple user based website, and our new format hopefully will promote that. Here’s to another ten years and thank you to everybody involved.
This is a bit like desert island disks for the Commodore 16/Plus 4, trying to provide you a guide of the best games available for the system. I’ve asked quite a lot of people for their favourite games and have compiled this list for you. Hope you enjoy them.